The impressive collection found throughout the 1890 House Museum offers visitors the opportunity to step back in time to 19th century Cortland. The unique history within our walls tells the stories of the Wickwire family, their servants, and the factory workers who toiled in Wickwire Wire Mills Factory.
We strive to educate and inspire every visitor through diverse programming and exhibitions. With your help, we will preserve this Cortland County landmark for present and future generations.
SUPPORT CORTLAND’S HISTORIC BUILDING
The 1890 House Challenge Grant
Our current wheelchair lift is a mess! The motor is broken, the model is not rated for New York winters, and it is no longer code compliant. We are in the last stretches to rais the final funds we need to replace the lift!
SUPPORT OUR FRAMING THE PAST PHOTO PROJECT
Founded in 1975 and receiving its NYS Charter as a historic house museum in 1984, the 1890 House Museum boasts an impressive collection of photographs. These photographs document the lives of the Wickwire family and their friends from the late 19th century through the 20th century. When inventor & industrialist Chester F. Wickwire moved into his home on June 1, 1890, he photographed each room as it was. These photographs have now been digitally preserved by Roger Theise from Roger Williams Photography. Some of these interior photos have never been on view to the public before.
SUMMER / FALL (May – October)
Thursdays to Saturdays 11 am – 5 pm
Sundays 11 am - 3 pm
Thursdays to Saturdays Noon - 4 pm
37 Tompkins St. Cortland, NY 13045
Telephone: (607) 756 7551